Can you imagine a 26 year old woman writing her Will because she doesn’t know if she’s going to survive the night?
Emily’s life completely changed when she was viciously assaulted whilst four months pregnant by the man she loved. What followed was months of abuse culminating in an attempt on Emily’s life by her abuser. Unsure about whether she was going to survive the night, Emily wrote her Will. Fortunately, Emily did survive. The next morning, she contacted the police and was referred to safe steps. Within 24 hours, safe steps had arranged for Emily and her son to leave their home and into a new one. safe steps secured funding for Emily’s rent at her new house, organised removalists and liaised with her real estate agent. Emily now lives free from violence and her son loves seeing his mum happy.
Can you help us urgently rescue more women like Emily?
At safe steps, every day we encounter women like Emily who would still be trapped in damaging relationships if they hadn’t been able to call our 24/7 family violence response line. In the first three months of 2018, safe steps’ phone line received an unprecedented 27,134 calls, with the highest call volume day coming on Monday 19th March when 540 calls were recorded. Our data shows, at the current rate, the number of calls expected for the 2017/18 financial year will be over 100,000.
Please donate before 30th June 2018 to make a life-saving difference to women and children escaping family violence.
Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. You will receive a receipt immediately after completing your online donation. Charitable donations to safe steps Family Violence Response Centre are non-refundable.
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BSB: 033 132
Account Number: 284 296
Account Name: safe steps Family Violence Response Centre
Make a cheque or money order out to: safe steps Family Violence Response Centre
Post to: Attn Fundraising, safe steps Family Violence Response Centre, Reply Paid 90113, GPO Box 4396, Melbourne Vic 3001.